- Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. School-based speech-language services are focused primarily in the following areas:
aspects of communication (e.g., attention, memory, problem solving, executive
morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatic/social aspects of communication)
including comprehension and expression in oral, written, graphic, and manual
- language processing; preliteracy and language-based
literacy skills, phonological awareness.
skills and pragmatic language (including perspective, problem solving,
functional life skills).